What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow the website to memorise your actions and preferences (such as username, language, font size and other display settings) for a certain period of time, so that you do not have to enter them every time you visit the site or go from one page to another.
What are the types of cookies?
Depending on how long they are stored on your device, cookies are categorised as “permanent” and “temporary” (“sessional”) cookies.
- “permanent” cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device for a long period of time, which may also be years;
- “temporary” (“sessional”) cookies are temporarily placed when you visit websites, but they are not permanently stored on your device and deleted when your session ends, for example by closing the page.
Depending on their functions, cookies can generally be categorised as four different types:
- “strictly necessary cookies”;
- “functionality cookies”;
- Performance cookies;
- “Targeting or advertising cookies”.
“Strictly necessary cookies”
These cookies are strictly necessary for our website to perform its functions.
The necessary cookies allow basic functionality such as security, network management and accessibility. You can disable them by changing your browser settings, but this may affect the functioning of the website.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies whenever you want. You can delete all cookies that are already stored on your computer or other device, and you can also set most browsers to block them. However, if you do this, you may need to manually adjust some parameters every time you visit a site, and in addition, some services and features may not work.
How to delete all cookies from a browser (information about the most popular browsers is shown):